Quaich by Hugh Ross I

The quaich is a quintessentially Scottish form of drinking vessel.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter of bowl: 8.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Lyon & Turnbull

This quaich is the work of either Hugh Ross I or Hugh Ross II, who worked in Tain during the first half of the 18th century. Works by either of these silversmiths is very rare and this quaich will compliment a tot cup by Hugh Ross I, which was ArtFunded in 2000 and carries the same maker's mark as this quaich.

Provenance

Private collection.

Venue details

Tain and District Museum Tain Through Time, Tower Street, TAIN Highlands and Islands IV19 1DY 01862 894089 www.tainmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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